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Street flooding, canceled classes due to Texas coastal rain

Sep. 14, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A tropical disturbance brought heavy rain Friday to already saturated areas along the Texas Gulf Coast, resulting in street flooding and prompting some schools to cancel classes. The National Weather Service said the disturbance was expected to make its way inland in South Texas Friday...

Abuse scandal hits diocese of cardinal set to meet with pope

Sep. 12, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As U.S. Catholic leaders head to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis about a growing church abuse crisis, the cardinal leading the delegation has been accused by two people of not doing enough to stop a priest who was arrested this week on sexual abuse charges. The two people told The...

'Babe' Schwartz, longtime Texas state senator, dies at 92

Aug. 12, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, a longtime liberal state senator with a reputation of being one of the most formidable orators in the Texas Legislature, has died at age 92. His son, New York Times climate reporter John Schwartz, said his father died Friday in Houston after years of health...

Grand jury indicts 17-year-old in Texas school shooting

Aug. 9, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury on Thursday indicted a 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people in May at a Houston-area high school. Dimitrios Pagourtzis was formally indicted on charges that include capital murder of multiple persons. Under Texas law, capital murder carries an...

Mother of young child found dead on Texas beach indicted

Aug. 7, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the mother of a 4-year-old boy whose naked body was found last year on a Texas beach. The Galveston County grand jury indicted 34-year-old Rebecca Rivera on Tuesday on a count of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury and a count of tampering with...